Graduate Medical Education in Trauma/Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. Defining Goals for a New Workforce

Edward Kelly, Selwyn O. Rogers

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The increasing need for skilled emergency surgical providers coupled with decreasing experience in emergency surgery among trainees, has led to significant shortages in the availability of such surgeons. In response to this crisis, surgical leaders have developed a comprehensive curriculum and a set of professional standards to guide the training of a new specialist: the acute care surgeon. This article reviews the development and goals for Fellowship training of this new specialty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1055-1064
Number of pages10
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Acute care surgery
  • Critical care
  • Emergency surgery
  • Fellowship
  • Graduate medical education
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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